Boulevard Smokestack Series: Two Jokers Double-Wit

RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%

No. 8 in the Boulevard Smokestack Series. "Double Witbier"

Conventional wisdom holds that there are two sides to every story. Though our new Two Jokers Double-Wit is hardly conventional, there are in fact two distinct pieces to its personality. On the one hand, its a revival of the classic Belgian wit, or white beer, a style dating back to the late 1800s. The use of lactic fermentation and ingredients like coriander and orange peel are hallmarks of the style, as are the cloudiness and the pale color that give the beer its name. On the other hand, its a modern, uniquely American specialty brew; big, flavorful, and spiced with cardamom, lavender, and grains of paradise. Two Jokers has a refreshing tartness, nicely balanced by a well rounded malt bill graced by notes of caramel. Belgian yeast brings floral aromas with hints of banana and clove, and a citrusy zing to the tongue. Two Jokers Double-Wit pairs well with the lighter fare of spring and summer, such as grilled fish or chicken, feta cheese, fresh garden salads, and fruit compotes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottled. Hazy orangeish yellow colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is floral, some funk, mild yeast as well as some citrus and mild caramel. Flavour is caramel, funk, citrus and some floral notes. Tasty and nicely floral and earthy/herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TEJA (2972) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2016
Sampled @ omhper, thanks. Big aroma that is both a tiny lactic but also typical wheat. The taste is very nice and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Lightly hazed amber liquid with a taller light beige head. The aroma of bitters, with coriander, allspice, mace and bitter orange peel all in the mix. Lightly sweet and doughy in the front. Mild spice mix in the middle. Not an overpowering of any spice, but more like a pumpkin pie spice mix. I might think this was a pumpkin ale if given to me blind. Lavender does certainly show up at times. Seem more like a spicy ale, than a brew based on a wit. I like the spices though. Id like it more if it did have more malt depth, but that wouldnt fit the style. 7/10

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderpup12 (20) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bomber. Color is a dark orange with slight head. Taste is pleasantly slightly sour. This is a great wit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bomber - deep orange color with practically no head. Floral and fruity aroma. A taste of apple juice and some peach, lemon and coriander. Medium body and a wet, fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 4 Nov 2012 -- Drank at the Alamo Theater, San Antonio. Dang good Wit. Interesting choice to turn into a double-version. Turned out pretty good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1434) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Medium gold pour, decent head leaves quickly. Nose is pixie sticks and wheat. Sweet and sour. Middle is sweet orange and coriander blended with sweet malt and kiwis. Finish sweet malt and spice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdmiralVernon (1184) - SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
A: Lime, lemon peel, pomegranat, blood orange, green apple T: cardamom, fresh figs, lime, raisins, coriander, lavender O: Quite tart for a wit, heavy on nose but more simpel on taste. Nice one with similarity to a saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13498) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2015
750 mL bottle from Ommegang. Hazy golden, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of strong lemon, lemongrass, wheat, coriander. The taste is wheat, tropical fruits, lime, citrus, lemongrass, candied lemon, spicy finish. Medium bodied, bright, high carbonation, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (2319) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Dimmig orange l med vitt skum. Mycket rtig och parfymerad doft med vissa citrustoner. I smaken s kommer ven traditionell wit-jstighet. Frvnansvrt nog knns den lite tunn i kroppen.

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